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From: Robert Shannon< >
Subject: Re: Baptism traditions?
Date: 25 Jul 1998 05:50:18 -0700
would an "informant" be the same as a godparent?
> Subject: Re: Baptism traditions?
> Date: Thursday, July 23, 1998 8:01 PM
> Philip Sullivan wrote:
> > For a change from the discussion of Irish naming patterns, I wonder if
> > has any information on any Irish traditions for choosing the Baptism
> > (god-parents) for a child? Would one be chosen from the father's
> > and one from the mother's (and if so which from which?) Would they
> > married couple?
> > I ask this because I have been able to learn the names of these
> > my great-grandparents and for several of their siblings and I would
> > get a clue as to where these names might fit on the family tree.
> > TIA for any information anyone might have.
> > Phil Sullivan
> What a great question! Hope any replies also get posting to the list,
> would be very interested in this topic.
> Slan go foill,
> Margaret (Mairead)